Beloved autumn! Not only my favourite season but the very best knitting weather too. The nights are drawing in, there’s the beginning of a chill in the air and with rubbish on the tv, it’s the perfect time to start a quick but luxurious woolly that ticks all the boxes – a beautiful article of clothing that will last for many years as well as a rewarding project with a luxurious British yarn.

If you know me you’ll know that The Croft Aran from West Yorkshire Spinners is my very favourite yarn and I use it repeatedly. It’s as happy being knitted as a worsted as it is an aran, opening up a world of glorious independent designer patterns that you might otherwise overlook. One of the shop faves at the moment is Chroma from Jaqueline Cieslak (available on Ravelry), a simple but rewarding Sloppy Joe that goes with any kind of bottom you might throw at it (I know, I’ve worn it to death already).

It looks stunning in solid, variegated or a combination thereof and if you need any help at all choosing your colours or help with the pattern, feel free to give me a holler. Rachel x

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Sitting Knitting
Your Local Yarn Shop
in Birmingham is now online

Established in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield in 2013 and delighted to have just celebrated 10 years of Sitting Knitting, we are now delighted to welcome you to our new website.

Visit us in store when you are in the area, we will make you very welcome.  You will find our opening hours on the Contact page.

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Wouldn’t You Rather
Be Sitting Knitting?

In need of a project or gift but short on inspiration.  Our kits come with comprehensive pattern instructions, a choice of colours and all tools if required. 

For a special gift, why not treat yourself to one of our exclusive bags too – the perfect knitting gift for you or a friend.

Sitting Knitting - Falling Leaves Wrap Kit - Deluxe

Bringing You Quality Brands

Loved by our shop customers, our selection of fabulous brands will be a delight to work with time after time.

Table full of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn
Sitting Knitting Patterns

Knitting Patterns

We stock a great selection of pattern books as well as our Sitting Knitting exclusive patterns (also available in kit form).


  • Laetitia S

    I bought indie socks yarn and West Yorkshire Spinners yarn online. The shop owner was super helpful. The delivery was quick, good packaging and eco friendly with a personal thank you message with the delivery order. I was very pleased.

  • Andy Everett

    Looked up on line to visit while in the area. Charming little building tucked away from the main road,. The owner was pleasant and helpful. Good stock of yarn. Wish it was nearer to do some of the classes.

  • Lucy Horton

    Love the shop, and Rachel is to lovely and helpful too. It's a fabulous place for inspiration as well as supplies.

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with any of our products or have questions about the shop.